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Mare – Brown – 2000 – 1.60 m – KWPN – ster

KWPN pref Stb
Pretendent keur La Faquin XX
Leronia ster
keur pref prestatie
Duc de Normandie pref
Kroonprinses keur pref prestatie
La Vita
KWPN keur pref
Elcaro Zeoliet keur
Ritacara keur pref
Goya keur pref Belisar
Capriche ster pref

Thea Vita SSF is the result of many years’ waiting. We first started using Olympic Vincent frozen semen in the early 1990’s. To date, there have only been two pregnancies in the USA with this frozen semen, and, since Vincent died a few years ago, there won’t be any more. It took us over five years and more vet bills than I will allow myself to calculate to produce this filly. Fortunately, the KWPN jury liked her too, and awarded her one of the very few first premium ribbons of the 2000 keuring tour. Thea is a lovely, supple mare with a super temperament. She began her under saddle training with Nancy Stone as three year old. Nancy reported that she has never worked with such a willing and sweet mare. Thea produced the first foal of the 2004 season for us, a really cool Iroko colt, Ziroko SSF, who is already wowing the Pedone family in Pennsylvainia. After weaning, Thea began conditioning and training with Zaz Putnam for studbook and ster presentation, and went on to not only become a ster mare, but also rank among the top five ster mares in North America for movement. In 2005, Thea presented us with a full sister to Ziroko, Ave Vita SSF. Ave, with her classic “Vita” personality, has quickly become a farm favorite. I had every intention of breeding Ms. Thea to Roemer this year, but my darling wife pulled rank and made her first breeding decision (I think her philosophy is, “If you can’t beat him, join him…” Though I’m sure there are times Carol would just as soon simply beat me.)–Carol loves our Contango babies out of the Vita line, so Thea is already in foal to Contango for 2006. SOLD